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in this region and the united states has to be as effective in partnering with the non-jihadists whether they fly a black flag or any other flag. >> i clearly understand that, however, this flag was pointed out to be affiliated with al qaeda, terrorists who attack and kill united states citizens and other individuals around the world. do you -- did anyone in your department below you, were they aware of this report and these photos prior to? and don't you think they should have brought this to your attention? >> well, what i'm trying to say, congressman, is i am well aware that there were people claiming to be associated with al qaeda that were attempting to influence militias, attempting to exercise more authority along with a number of other groups that didn't necessarily work under that flag but had the same militant jihadist mentality. so yes, i was aware of that. and so was chris stevens and so was our team in libya. >> but my point is this flag kept coming up and you do not think that that was important enough to increase security when after how many embassies where this flag was shown in d
and communities across the united states of america need to understand that this is going to be hard, tough, long and la boroborious, but it going to be worth it. >> congressman moran, i read on bloomberg that there's an estimation that come 2015 flash flood there is no legislative change, there will be more deaths per year in this country than deaths as a con discrepancies of road traffic accidents. they're anticipating 33,000 gun deaths as compared to 32,000 as a consequence of road traffic accidents in 2015. these statistics are just mounting by the day unless somebody decides to take some kind of action. >> you're absolutely right, martin. it's inevitable that we will have over 30,000 deaths every year, 10,000 of them homicides, 20,000 suicides or accidental deaths, mostly children getting hold of a loaded firearm in their home. this is going to continue to happen, and many of them through massacres of innocent young babies such has happened in newtown. it will happen if we don't take action. >> and yet, congressman, i hear larry pratt, the executive director of gun owners of america, saying
is 15 times that of other wealthy nations. in 2008 japan had 11 people killed with guns. the united states had 12,000. in 2012 the entire united kingdom population of 64 million had 35 gun deaths. the city of chicago alone had 500. how can mr. lapierre be right when he says the only answer to the exponential rate of firearm homicides in this country is more firearms? >> look at the rate of gun homicides in states like texas where gun control is not a factor and people can carry concealed weapons. the rate is very low. you look at cities -- you made my point. >> i don't think i have, sir. we think of aurora, colorado, we think of the oregon shopping mall shooting. but you were going to -- >> i was -- >> one minute, mr. ward. >> fortunately, we live in a world where there is such a thing as math and statistics and the statistics have shown quite clearly, the highest rate of gun deaths in the country would be louisiana. louisiana also happens to have the least gun regulations. illinois, where chicago sits and people love to cite chicago, chicago is a city where they have a myriad of pr
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11 times. >> i think it's really sad to see the president of the united states exploiting the murter of children. >> you should practice up your aim at that point. you don't deserve to have a gun period if you're that bad. >> that's who they're after, gun owners. >> on my first day on the job, i had to eat rocky mountain oysters, do you remember that? >> we don't benefit from ignorance. ♪ >> as president obama prepares to begin his second term, he's got a solid 52% approval rating and a brand new official portrait, a bit more gray hair, but a big smile and despite a formidable agenda, including a renewed battle over gun safety and new polling, shows that the massacre at sandy hook elementary school is boosting broad support for stronger gun laws. a brand new nbc/"wall street journal" poll show asthma jort of americans, that's 56%, think gun control laws should be tightened in this country. in thames of specific gun proposals being considered, there's even wider support requiring background checks on all gun purchases, eliminating the 40% of gun sales that currently get no checks at
to be remembered is the united states president sent a message to our potential enemies and look what happened. maybe something good will come of this. there he is getting out at the white house. >> congressman, the president took his oath today on two bibles, one once used by dr. martin luther king. of course today is the marking of that day, mlk day, and one of abraham lincoln. how do you see this moment in the context of that struggle because that was resonant and poignant, wasn't it? >> it was very powerful, and keep in mind he said something, martin, that tied it all together. he said that we realized long ago that we could not survive and thrive as half slave state and half free. and basically i think what he was saying is we've come a long way, and i think he showed what lincoln did to make the country stronger, again having a vision of what we could do, and then i think he tried to use that to say, okay, now a lot has happened in between those times. we still face difficulties, but let's, again, be inspired by the aspiration of those who came before us so that each person could pursue
diminished the extent of the gun violence that otherwise would be occurring in the united states. >> indeed. that violence is continuing apace even as mr. biden addressed the media. news broke of a high school shooting today in taft, california. a 16-year-old victim air lifted to a hospital, now in critical but table condition with the alleged shooter, another 16-year-old student, in custody. police say the student interrupted first period class armed with a shotgun. a grim addition to the litany of violence we've taken to tracking over the last 24 hours. in columbus, ohio, a man shot and killed early this morning. in st. petersburg, florida, an 18-year-old died when friends tell police he accidentally shot himself in the head while showing off a gun. in baltimore a man was shot in the leg after answering a knock at his own front door. all of which is to say reasonable, responsible action on gun violence cannot come quickly enough. unless, of course, you're rush limbaugh. >> which is more real, the republicans war on women or the democrats war on gun owners? people on the left want to take
, me personally, martin, i have the benefit of not running for the speakership of the united states -- >> that's not an answer, luke. would you expect to be re-elected or fired? >> reporter: well, i would argue that the approval rating of congress is a bipartisan approval rating, but i think what you're seeing here today that happened in washington, d.c., martin, is quite interesting. speaker boehner got very close to having to be elected speaker on a second ballot. since 1913 when the house grew to 435 members, that's only happened once, which was in 1923. we looked like -- it looked like that was going to happen today until of all people michele bachmann, who had missed the first roll call and a woman by the name of marsha blackburn who had a bloody nose came back into the chamber and were able to cast votes in favor of speaker boehner saving him from the embarrassment of being the second person since 1913 to go a second ballot. make no mistakes about it, a lot of disenfranchised and angry conservative members of the house republican conference spoke out today. they made a symboli
for the united states in terms of international affairs? >> you know, it's one of the big questions before us, martin, and i am struck that the syrian civil war, where i think there are no good answers and i'm not a big interventionist myself, it may require a little more american and international role than we've been willing to countenance so far for the very reason you mentioned but i'm hopeful president obama is actually going to be pretty careful on his subsequent afghanistan decisions as i think you mentioned. today's press conference did not promise any particular rapid drawdown path. yes, we're hearing a general sense of war weariness. yes, the president is going to find rhetoric that says we're gradually getting out, but i think he will probably still keep several thousand u.s. forces after 2014 and i think he will try to keep supporting economically and otherwise the afghanistan government as long as they have an okay election next year. the stake are so high there and his own legacy is now so closely associated with afghanistan that i expect some continued association in the future
in the united states. >> and yes, mr. president, it would have alligators in it. >> we are losing! >> we are losing. >>> we begin with all eyes on the border, and what could be the first big legislative action and fight of 2013. just a week after the president's second term inauguration, a consensus over immigration has developed at an unusual speed. the president is due to roll out his own immigration overhaul tuesday in las vegas, but this afternoon a bipartisan group of senators unveiled the framework for a major reform bill, including a pathway to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants. >> we still have a long way to go, but this bipartisan blueprint is a major break through. >> we cannot continue as a nation with 11 million people residing in the shadows. and we have to address the issue. and it has to be done in a bipartisan fashion. >> notably, this appears to be the very first time senator john mccain has signed onto one of the president's legislative priorities, and you may be surprised to learn that republicans have made this sudden shift from previous immigration propos
proposal and insist that they vote on it right away. thank you. god bless you, and god bless the united states of america. ♪ >>> the time is now. those are the words of the president in las vegas doubling down on an immigration overhaul. yes, the president has just wrapped up a speech outlining his priorities for comprehensive immigration reform embracing the principles laid out by a bipartisan group of senators on monday and bringing back a campaign-style flair. >> the differences are dwirndlidwirnd l dwindling. a broad consensus is emerging and where a call for action can now be heard coming from all across america. i'm here today because the time has come for common sense comprehensive immigration reform. the time is now. [ cheers and applause ] >> perhaps knowing the quickest route to republican opposition is to put his name on it, the president did not introduce his own legislation. instead calling for quick action on the senate framework. >> we need congress to act, and not just on the dream act. we need congress to act on a comprehensive approach that finally deals with the 11
, who amazingly enough was in the same unit in vietnam. >> and they were both injured. >> chuck hagel saved his life. and then tom became a liberal and chuck became a conservative. and in 2000 i remember traveling with the mccain campaign. chuck hagel was one of the only members of the senate on the republican side who endorsed mccain, not george w. bush that year, and they were very close friends, bonded by this vietnam experience. but men in war take different lessons. more often i think they go the hagel way, which is having seen war up close, they don't want to have other young men experience it if they don't need to. hagel, i think, restrained himself when mccain was acting like a bully today. he could have turned on him and said, you know, senator, yes or no, was going into iraq which cost more than 5,000 american lives and maimed permanently tens of thousands of americans, was that worth it? you supported it. was it worth it? he didn't do that. because obviously -- >> he knew that would not be a good idea. >> if you're the witness in a senate hearing, obviously you can't do tha
, it is in fact the secretary of state hillary clinton. the former first lady of the united states. the former senate from new york. and they have a big problem on their hands. if they thought that bill clinton was a master politician, they have yet to meet his wife. and if they're going to meet her in 2016 in a presidential election and this is going to come up, the overwhelming sentiment around the country especially amongst female voters. there's a gender gap in the republican party already. if that's the case, they're going to have every woman practically in this country on her side. they need to apologize, get it behind them quickly and do it now. if they don't, the voters will have a very long memory on this sort of thing. it was very much beneath them. >> it was. it would be nice for mr. bolton to also lie for weapon of mass destruction. >> that's another segment of that one. >> thank you so much. >>> stay with us. much for ahead. ♪ people have doubts about taking aspirin for pain. but they haven't experienced extra strength bayer advanced aspirin. in fact, in a recent survey, 95% of
's a threat they can't sustain. no one is going to defall. no one is going to allow the united states to not pay its bills. >> joining us now from washington is david corn, d.c. bureau chief for "mother jones" magazine and jared bernstein is a senior fellow at the center on budget and policy priorities. good afternoon to both of you. jared, if president obama were the one holding the debt ceiling hostage, right as the housing, auto, and retail sectors seem to be rebounding, wouldn't the house republicans be calling the president's tactics those of a socialist who wanted to bring down the american economy? >> i think they would, and i appreciate your bringing the economy into it. the president did that yesterday. the more we talk about the debt ceiling after obsessing over the fiscal cliff, the more i look at the whole thing as a massive dangling the key or, you know, don't look over here at the real economy, which is where people would really like policymakers to be dealing, but look at this so-called fiscal crisis which doesn't even exist. the president very clearly, and i thought he
of the united states who is surrounded by advisers who surround him what he can and cannot do as president of the united states who presents 23 executive order actions that have been determined that he can do on his own plus four legislative actions that congress must pass in order for them to come to pass. and rand paul thinks that the president is trying to act like a king, like a monarch? he's bananas. >> right. that's a good assessment. krystal, before they left for their little holiday, house republicans tried to make it sound as though the president isn't really serious about passing laws to curb gun violence. in the words of representative devon nunez, i think all this is the president -- get this -- trying to do this for the far left. it's a political exercise for them. well, maybe he'd like to explain this from the president. take a listen. >> if there's even one thing we can do to reduce this violence, if there's even one life that can be saved. then we've got an only to try. >> i don't think there is any question in any reasonable person's mind that this is something the preside
's actually been in office attempting to do the job of president of the united states, he's also been thinking about in the second term how he wants to leave his legacy. and i thought that the speech that the president gave, it was only partisan if you believe that caring for the least of these is something only democrats want to do or if you believe that the broad shoulders of the middle class and building the middle class upon those shoulders is a partisan thing. unless republicans are cedeing every moral principle about taking care of our fellow citizens, unless they're saying those are all only democratic principles -- >> when they are saying he was being divisive, he talked about his own oath which was to god and country, not to party and faction. >> exactly. >> what are they talking about? >> he was very explicit saying he was talking about american values and unifying the founding kreds of the countries with the policies we've pursued. the bottom line is the founding fathers left out a lot, women rights, gay rights, african-americans, and he's simply talking about perfecting that union.
think when you have a united states ambassador personally warning about the situation over there, sending this cable to your office -- >> if i could, 1.43 million cables come to the state department. they're all addressed to me. >> in her testimony delayed by more than a month for reasons of ill health, mrs. clinton gave lie to the speculation that she was avoiding the committee amply defending herself, her department, and the administration. but that didn't stop the chattering classes from the favorite parlor game called cutting down the clintons. >> she opened up crying which is part of the script. >> this anger, this outrage, i can tell you was not spontaneous. i'm telling you it was staged. this was all preplanned. they've had four months. they knew this was coming, and this was their strategy. >> typically insightful, and if senate republicans thought they would turn kerry against clinton today, not so much. >> do you basically kind of agree with hillary clinton that that's kind of yesterday's news and let's move on? >> well, senator, if you're trying to get some daylight be
reflect the people of america. should look a lot like the people of the united states. here at the white house the ratio is near even between men and women. and they're hoping that's a number they can spread out throughout the course of all departments in thinker administration. >> peter alexander. thanks so much. and we'll be right back. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. this reduced sodium soup says it may help lower cholesterol, how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans
a listen to this response. >> senator, there is not a law-abiding firearms owner across this united states that wasn't torn to pieces by what happened in sandy hook. they just don't believe that their constitutional right to own a firearm and the fact they can protect their family with a firearm resulted in the problem. >> stephen, i wanted to give you a chance to respond to that. >> i mean, it's frankly no surprise to me that wayne lapierre wouldn't commit to taking this promise that is devoted to finding common sense solutions to violence in our society. i mean, there's a big difference between, you know, the people that wayne lapierre was talking about. the rank and file members of the nra and him and his gun lobby buddies. that was fully on display this afternoon during the hearing. >> julian, what do you make of that? this notion has been discussed at length. the constituency that we talked about in the open that the nra claims to represent and what stephen is talking about. which is other people who own guns but have a different view of the road ahead. >> well, i think it's very clea
britain? surely the united kingdom must be making some progress. sadly not. the british government has just announced that its gdp has shrunk to 0.3% and economists now predict a triple dip recession right across the country. again, britain did precisely what paul ryan has been proposing for this country and with disastrous consequences. so are republicans now prepared to accept the evidence? is paul ryan ready to admit that ice. >> da economics would never work in practice? sadly not. in fact, speaker john boehner has just given him the job of drawing up a new budget that will completely erase the federal deficit in just ten years. and only through spending cuts and no new taxes whatsoever. to do this mr. ryan would have to cut every government operation by one-sixth or if he choose not
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